Current Issue

Current Issue

Volume 22

(2016-2017) B'OR HA'TORAH 24

Why does the Torah give two different versions of Creation? New reproduction technologies are challenging rabbinic authorities in defining who is a mother and who is a father. Programmed cell death both saves us from illness and makes death inevitable. What happens inside the brain at bar mitsvah time that causes consciousness to blossom?
 

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Greenway and the Torah Blueprint for Creation

Robert R. Appleson, PhD

 

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A Fresh Look at Genesis Chapters 2–5: Activation of Our Divine Potential

Professor Joseph S. Bodenheimer

 

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New Biotechnological Ways to Begin Life

John D. Loike, PhD

 

 

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Defining the Father in Modern Fertility Techniques

Rabbi Professor Avraham Steinberg, MD

 

 

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Halakhic Parameters of ART (Assisted Reproduction Technology)

Rabbi Professor Moshe Dovid Tendler

 

 

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Egg Donation and Gestational Carriers–a View from the Field

Rabbi Gideon Weitzman

 

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Medical and Halakhic Considerations in End-of-Life Care

Rabbi Barry M. Kinzbrunner, MDFACP, FAAHPM

 

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In Blessed Memory of Professor Jason Wolfe

A Tribute by his Wife, Professor Vera Schwarcz

 

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Death of the Whole by Death of the Parts

Professor Jason Wolfe

 

 

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Halakhah Meets DNA Fingerprinting

Harvey Babich, PhD

 

 

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Jews on Campus: A Crisis and an Opportunity

Professor Cary Nelson

 

 

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The Diamond Necklace

A story by Wendy Dickstein

 

 

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Comments on “The Diamond Necklace”

Rabbi Pinchas Kahn

 

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Bar Mitsvah and the Discovery of Self: The Blossoming of Human Consciousness in Halakhah and Kabbalah 

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

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